Watch: What is it like tree planting in B.C.?

By Harry Linley
Vancouver is Awesome
September 2, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Kathleen Hamilton

Kathleen Hamilton has been working as a tree planter in British Columbia for three seasons. The tree planting season runs from April to August. Outside of that role, Hamilton is studying forestry at Lakehead University in Ontario. Hamilton says she loves her job because of its relevance to her environmental studies and the sense of community it provides. Tree planting, she says, helps with reforestation, a process which supports biodiversity, prevents floods and reduces the risk of landslides. …Hamilton usually plants between 1,000 and 2,000 seedlings a day, allowing her to earn between $370 and $740.  She told Vancouver Is Awesome that she would thoroughly recommend tree planting to anyone who enjoys working outside and is ready for the physical challenge. For more tree planting vlogs, check out Hamilton’s TikTok. [Open the story to watch the video – we can’t share the link live in the Tree Frog – but it’s a fun video showing one person’s experience tree planting]

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